Investors in Pupils
In March 2018, West End Academy has, once again, successfully achieved and maintained the ‘Investors in Pupils’ accreditation. The award celebrates our continued commitment to creating a positive learning culture enabling our pupils to successfully contribute to our school community.
Over the last three years, everyone has been working hard to not only uphold the areas of outstanding practice previously identified but also to address any areas for development. Because of this, our youngest children now have School Council representation, governors have greater involvement in school life and the children’s financial awareness has been successfully extended.
An extract from the Investors in Pupils re-assessment report recognising this work can be seen below.
"The school undoubtedly has an abundance of happy and enthusiastic pupils within an environment that actively encourages pupil participation and the enrichment of their experiences. The warm, friendly atmosphere was especially impressive and relationships were an obvious strength. Morale was high and there was an admirable determination to support the children, whatever their needs."
You can read the full report here >
More information about what the school did to acheive the award can be found here >
International School Award
In May 2017, West End Academy was awarded the Foundation level of the International School Award. The award acknowledges the hard work that the school has undertaken in order to develop our children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development over the last two years. An extract from a letter sent from the British Council recognising this work can be seen below.
“It is clear that the Academy has embraced the need to prepare children for being citizens by helping them to develop perspectives, partly through some wide ranging whole school and classroom activities, but by looking near and far for connections and inspiration. From “Lila and the secret of the rain” to refugee crises, through role models such as Michelle Obama and Malala Yousafzai and in the neighbouring yet very different communities of Bradford, an appropriate curriculum is being forged by staff and pupils alike. West End Academy can now look ahead with confidence to the next step on its international journey. Well done!”
Basic Skills Quality Mark
In March 2016, West End Academy achieved the Basic Skills Quality Mark Award.
The award celebrates the constant improvement of children’s work in English and maths. The award recognises how a school has improved its performance and provision over a period of time and how this improvement is reflected in the children’s results at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Over the last two years, the school has been working hard to achieve all the standards in order to gain the award. The school has ensured that the children are challenged during every lesson and that they have the opportunity to embed and master core skills across the curriculum. During the last academic year, in line with the school development plan, the children have had plenty of opportunities to respond to marking in order to make even better progress during a lesson.
You can read the full report, which outlines the work the school has done towards basic skills over the last two years, here >